Growth through the Middle Years

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By Growth through the Middle Years
Huge 2020 update for my best selling resource! Now with full support for DIGITAL and PRINT and optimised for both in-class and distance learning.This innovative and high engagement unit features four lessons covering:Similes &
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
$5.00
90
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By Growth through the Middle Years
Huge 2020-21 update of my best-selling unit! Now with full support for DIGITAL or print delivery, whether in-class or via distance learning.Bundled for a $5+ discount this Full Unit includes 4+ weeks covering:Similes, Metaphors and More in Pop
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.4, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.SL.5, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$17.50
$12.50
88
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By Growth through the Middle Years
Digital and printable tasks for the ground-breaking 2020 drama-documentary ‘The Social Dilemma’.This learning package includes:Pre-watching vocabulary and true or false questions35+ while watching questions (Google Forms or printable)Post-viewing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6
$4.00
66
Digital Download ZIP (5.81 MB)
By Growth through the Middle Years
This is my ⭐complete package⭐ of rigorous resources to build reading skills for ANY novel across the Middle Years and into High School. This BUNDLE includes three best-selling resources: · 35 Digital and Print Activities for ANY Novel· Independent
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
$18.00
$12.50
30
Bundle
By Growth through the Middle Years
This BUNDLE combines 4 complimentary best-selling resources, packaged together so you SAVE! Now includes Google Slides, PowerPoint and PDF (printable) options :)Firstly, students Analyze ANY ad or commercial using scaffolded tasks and guided by
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Business
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Google Apps
$18.00
$12.50
30
Bundle
By Growth through the Middle Years
Specifically designed for middle years learners, this rigorous, engaging and thoroughly tested Persuasive Speaking Unit runs over 4+ weeks.Included in the DISCOUNTED bundle are:Persuasive Speaking Pack 1 (lessons 1 - 5)Persuasive Speaking Pack 2
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
SL.8.1c, SL.8.1d, SL.8.2, SL.8.4, SL.8.5, SL.8.6, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4...
$15.00
$12.00
64
Bundle
By Growth through the Middle Years
These DIGITAL and/or PRINTABLE lessons guide students to analyse the lyrics to ANY SONG, before challenging them to write their own!This is one of my all-time favorite sequences to run in middle school, either stand-alone or as part of a full
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Mini-Course, Google Apps
CCSS:
SL.8.5, L.8.4a, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.5, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
$5.00
78
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By Growth through the Middle Years
This versatile DIGITAL or PRINT package is everything you need to empower your students with the skills of Growth Mindset!It includes two rigorous and resuable lessons:Lesson 1: Introduce the concept of Growth Mindset in a ‘ready to teach’ Google
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Mini-Course, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.4, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2
$5.00
89
Digital Download ZIP (27.14 MB)
By Growth through the Middle Years
Have your students analyse ANY ad or commercial before creating their own!With one scaffolded analysis designed for YouTube or TV ads and the other for Print ads, your students will be able to examine a FULL RANGE of persuasive techniques.Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Business
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Google Apps
$5.00
22
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By Growth through the Middle Years
Empower students to build their reading and comprehension skills with 35+ unique and engaging activities suitable for ANY novel or short story.Each activity is optimised for Google Slides, PowerPoint or A4 printing to ensure your students are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Whole Courses, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$8.50
29
Digital Download ZIP (12.14 MB)
By Growth through the Middle Years
Enjoy a stress-reduced, fun and rigorous start to the school year, whether in-class, distance learning, digital or print!Welcome students back to school by building rapport, motivation and introducing growth mindset.This DIGITAL and/or PRINT pack
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Printables
$10.00
$7.50
37
Bundle
By Growth through the Middle Years
These high interest informational texts are sure to engage any student! Readings cover popular culture, videogames, significant individuals and online culture. Optimised for the shifting conditions of 2020-21, each lesson has been developed for both
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.4
$18.00
$12.50
12
Bundle
By Growth through the Middle Years
Digital and printable tasks for the urgent and ground-breaking 2020 documentary ‘David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet’.This learning package includes:Pre-watching vocabulary and prediction tasks30 while watching questions (Google Forms or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Movie Guides, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.W.6, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.L.4
$4.00
18
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By Growth through the Middle Years
This five-lesson sequence is the perfect introduction to any persuasive speaking unit.Each lesson guides students through the key skills to annotate, analyse and apply the techniques of persuasive speaking.Including PDF, PowerPoint and Google Slides
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Google Apps
$5.00
45
Digital Download ZIP (39.07 MB)
By Growth through the Middle Years
Huge 2020 update! Now with full support for DIGITAL and PRINT and optimised for both in-class and distance learning.This innovative and high engagement lesson sequence features four lessons covering:Rhetorical
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.SL.5, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
$4.00
32
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By Growth through the Middle Years
Seven of my favourite high engagement activities to welcome students to (or back to) middle or high school. Together, the activities are designed to:✔ 'Break the ice' and introduce students to each other and their teacher✔ Set up a supportive and
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
$5.00
36
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By Growth through the Middle Years
Have students write and publish their own original video game reviews.This scaffolded review package allows student to review ANY game and includes an exemplar, analysis tasks and rubric, as well as DIGITAL or PRINTABLE versions.Video game reviews
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Homework
CCSS:
CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4
$5.00
29
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By Growth through the Middle Years
Have students write and publish their own original movie reviews!This scaffolded review package allows student to review ANY movie and includes an exemplar, analysis tasks and rubric.Use as a DIGITAL resource with Google Slides or as a PRINT
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RI.7.1, RI.7.6, W.7.1, W.7.1b, W.7.1e, W.7.2, W.7.2c, W.7.2d, W.7.2f, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2...
$4.50
10
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By Growth through the Middle Years
An innovative, high-engagement poetry annotation and analysis lesson using 2Pac's "The Rose that Grew from Concrete." Includes both DIGITAL and PRINT version. This is the poetry lesson to engage every student and build essential annotation, analysis
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.SL.5, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$3.50
25
Digital Download ZIP (37.12 MB)
By Growth through the Middle Years
In this PRINT or DIGITAL innovative and creative activity pack, students:DESIGN a new productCreate a MARKETING campaignWrite and deliver a product / company PITCH.To do this, students actively apply learning on target audience, visual and written
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Business
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Google Apps
$5.00
20
Digital Download ZIP (39.79 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a middle and secondary school teacher based in the tropics of Darwin, Australia. After a brief foray as a professional editor I entered teaching through the Teach for Australia program in 2015. I was attracted to the program’s strong focus on helping every child reach their full potential, regardless of race, gender or postcode. This is a mission which continues to drive my work today. Over my five (plus) years in the classroom, I have taught a range of subjects but specialise in English and Humanities. While my materials are not exclusively targeted at disengaged youth, I have spent considerable time working with this demographic and developing materials to meet their needs. It was my search for engaging, relevant, rigorous and meaningful activities to share with my students that initially led me to TpT, first as a customer and now as a seller (and still a customer).

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am absolutely convinced that well-sequenced, logical and engaging material, presented with intelligence, compassion and dedication can give any child the skills they need to be successful in our changing 21st century world. My products on TpT represent the best activities I have developed and honed in the classroom. As needs change (such as the distance education necessity of 2020) I am committed to updating all products to better support teachers and impact students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In 2019 I was finalist for NT Secondary Teacher of the Year, and winner of Teacher of the Year in the Palmerston & Rural area for my work at Palmerston College. I was also featured on the nationally broadcast (Australia) 7:30 Report in 2018 as an alumni of the Teach for Australia Leadership Development Program (2015 - 16)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Michael: *Bachelor of Media and Communications from the University of Melbourne * CELTA Certificate of English Language Teaching from RMIT University *Master of Education (Teaching) from Deakin University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In my spare time I enjoy camping, hiking, speaking Spanish and listening to the Hamilton soundtrack.

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